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Understand Scoring

As we seek to measure 21st century skills, our assessments have become more interactive. They contain more performance tasks and open-ended questions, such as essays, math questions, and science activities that allow students to apply their knowledge beyond selecting a multiple-choice answer.

Are your teachers implementing these changes in their classroom assessments? With the Understand Scoring on-demand training module, teachers can learn more about the constructed-response scoring process.

Working at their own pace, teachers will:

  • Learn about grade-level rubrics for constructed-response items
  • Review anchor papers—actual student papers that have been graded and annotated to show how rubric is applied
  • Receive hands-on practice for scoring open-ended test items with rubrics
  • Track their scoring accuracy against scores assigned by professional scorers
  • Earn a Certificate of Completion to add to their professional credentials

Contact your Pearson representative to learn more about using Understand Scoring in your state or district.


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